Black Shark 3 specifications leaked, 16GB RAM and 120Hz display expected

“Black Shark 3 is expected to ship with Snapdragon 865 SoC, run on Android 10 with custom MIUI skin, and have 5G connectivity”

Black Shark 3 is rumoured be the upcoming gaming smartphone from the Chinese brand. It was recently certified by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology with model number KLE-A0. This revealed the Black Shark 3 would include support for dual-mode 5G connectivity. Rumours suggest that it may launch sometime next-month. Now, a series of new leaks have revealed some key specifications of the handset, including a Quad HD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The handset will also have an option to lower the display resolution from 2K to 1080p, and this should save some battery. 

Xiaomi Black Shark 3

Separately, noted tipster Sudhanshu claims the Black Shark 3 could be the first phone to be equipped with 16GB RAM. The maximum amount of RAM on a smartphone so far has been 12GB, and some might say 16GB RAM will be overkill, even on a gaming smartphone. The Black Shark 3 is expected to ship with the newly launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. Unfortunately, that’s all we know about the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 at the moment, but we expect to come across more information in the next few weeks. To recall, Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro was the last-gaming smartphone from the brand.

Black Shark 2 Pro specifications

The Black Shark 2 Pro sports a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with 1,080 x 2,340 pixels resolution, DC Diming and a high touch sampling rate of 240Hz. It is powered by the Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC coupled with Adreno 640 GPU, 12GB of RAM and comes two storage variants – 128GB and 256GB. The handset runs on Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10 custom skin on top.

In terms of optics, the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro pack dual-rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary camera and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens. There is a 20MP camera on the front for selfies and video chats. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, dual-SIM slots, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, and A-GPS with GLONASS. A 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 technology support fuels the handset. There is an in-display fingerprint sensor for security.